Who We Are

The Building Industry Association’s y|GEN is an organization focused on fostering the professional growth and enhancing the cohesiveness of the young professionals in the San Diego home building industry, with the goal of encouraging its members to become active and remain engaged in the BIA, and its leadership opportunities throughout their careers.

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y|GEN Events

All y|GEN events are free to y|GEN members and include lunch and learns, building tours, mentor program, and happy hours. Click here for a list of scheduled events.

Check out some of the great photos from the events!

y|GEN Board Meeting Dates

Meetings begin at 8:00 a.m. at the BIA office on the 4th Tuesday of each month. All meetings are currently being held virtually until gathering restrictions are lifted. Please contact Danielle Brown with any questions.

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y|GEN Board Members

Melissa Stern (Chair)C&S Companies
Josh Schroeder (Vice Chair)SB&O, Inc.
Jason Santos (Secretary/Treasurer)Pasco Laret Suiter & Associates
Daniel BertaoRyan Companies
Emilie Colwell T & B Planning
Stephan GasparKirE Builders
Brett GeyerJ Geyer Plumbing
Brett MontgomeryAlliance Residential
Pete ShearerHines
Scott WalshSudberry Properties
Mike WentzCity Mark Development

y|GEN Board Members at Large

Victor AvinaFalcon Strategies
Mia BianchiH.G. Fenton
Rami ChehabiXpera Group
Anisa KremerEngineering Partners
Katie NealH.G. Fenton
Davis NewtonH.G. Fenton
John ShokohiStormwater Pros

y|GEN Student Membership

y|GEN is pleased to announce FREE memberships for local students! Any current college student in the San Diego area is welcome to join our y|GEN group and attend all y|GEN events at no cost. This will also allow you to participate in the mentorship program and be paired with a seasoned industry professional. To sign up please complete the form below and return to Danielle Brown.

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Mentor Program

The y|GEN Mentor program gives the young leaders in our industry the opportunity to be be paired with and learn from a seasoned industry professional. The yGEN 2021 Mentor Program is now closed.  If you have any questions please contact Danielle Brown.